Why plant trees?
Trees clean the air we breathe.
Trees give off oxygen that we need to breathe.
Many species of wildlife depend on trees for habitat.
Trees provide food, protection, and homes for many
birds and mammals.
(2) Scientific processes. The student uses scientific inquiry methods during field and laboratory investigations. The
student is expected to:
(A) plan and implement descriptive investigations including asking well-defined questions, formulating testable
hypotheses, and selecting and using equipment and technology;
(B) collect information by observing and measuring;
(C) analyze and interpret information to construct reasonable explanations from direct and indirect evidence;
(D) communicate valid conclusions; and
(E) construct simple graphs, tables, maps, and charts to organize, examine and evaluate information.
(3) Scientific processes. The student knows that information, critical thinking, and scientific problem solving are
used in making decisions. The student is expected to:
(A) analyze, review, and critique scientific explanations, including hypotheses and theories, as to their strengths and
weaknesses using scientific evidence and information;
(B) draw inferences based on information related to promotional materials for products and services;
(C) represent the natural world using models and identify their limitations;
(D) evaluate the impact of research on scientific thought, society, and the environment; and
(E) connect Grade 3 science concepts with the history of science and contributions of scientists.
(18) Social studies skills. The student uses problem-solving and decision-making skills, working independently and
with others, in a variety of settings. The student is expected to:
(A) use a problem-solving process to identify a problem, gather information, list and consider options, consider
advantages and disadvantages, choose and implement a solution, and evaluate the effectiveness of the solution;
(B) use a decision-making process to identify a situation that requires a decision, gather information, identify
options, predict consequences, and take action to implement a decision.